Technology and American Society: A History / Edition 1

Technology and American Society: A History / Edition 1

by Gary Cross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0138986444

ISBN-13: 9780138986445

Pub. Date: 11/23/1994

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This book contains a survey of the history of technology in America from 1700 to the present, and covers the history of inventions with discussions of the social, economic, and cultural impact of technology.  See more details below

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This book contains a survey of the history of technology in America from 1700 to the present, and covers the history of inventions with discussions of the social, economic, and cultural impact of technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138986445
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/23/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Working the land in preindustrial Europe and America1
Ch. 2Craftsmen in the shop : European traditions and American changes in the eighteenth century18
Ch. 3Women and work before the factory38
Ch. 4Origins of industrialization53
Ch. 5The birth of the factory68
Ch. 6Iron, steam, and rails84
Ch. 7Machines and their mass production107
Ch. 8Machines on the farm and in the forest, 1800-1950124
Ch. 9Americans confront a mechanical world, 1780-1900139
Ch. 10The second industrial revolution153
Ch. 11Technology and the modern corporation173
Ch. 12Technology and war, 1770-1918189
Ch. 13The impact of technology on women's work207
Ch. 14The new factory222
Ch. 15Innovation, the Great Depression, and the automobile, 1918-40238
Ch. 16Mechanizing sight and sound255
Ch. 17Technology and the origins of mass culture270
Ch. 18Airplanes and atoms in peace and war288
Ch. 19The postwar advance of technology308
Ch. 20Our computer age326
Ch. 21Modern Americans in a technological world341

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